Monthly Archives: May 2014

Texas Ranchers to Vote on Producer-Funded Marketing & Research Program

Voting for the proposed Texas Beef Checkoff Program kicks off Monday (June 2) – ranchers across the state will be deciding whether to set up a producer-funded program that would work to promote the industry in Texas, alongside research and education … Continue reading

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Texas Clean Coal Plant May Be Environmental Game Changer

New EPA rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled June 2nd. Coal generates nearly half of this country’s electricity and is the largest source of air pollution. The new rules are expected to spur the use of clean coal technology. At … Continue reading

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Cano tops Killingsworth in Democratic Runoff for Brewster County Judge

In yesterday’s Democratic primary runoffs, Eleazar Cano secured an easy victory over incumbent Brewster County Judge Kathy Killingsworth. Killingsworth was appointed to the seat late last year, and took office in January. Cano gathered a total of 1033 votes compared … Continue reading

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Ryan Sitton Wins Railroad Commission Runoff in Election Night Surprise

When former State Rep. Wayne Christian entered the GOP primary runoff for Railroad Commission 12 points ahead of his opponent, he had the backing of numerous Tea Party groups and Republican clubs. He looked very much like the favorite in his race against relative … Continue reading

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Death of Lajitas Employee Ruled an Accident

This post has been updated to reflect new details and a correction.  Last Wednesday morning (May 21), Lajitas Golf Resort employee Mark Davis was found dead in his employee housing unit. We have confirmed with both the Brewster County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Gallego Will Push to Bring Cattle Inspectors Back to Ojinaga

18 months ago the USDA said it wouldn’t allow its cattle inspectors to enter Mexico at the Presidio-Ojinaga crossing. Those inspectors had been crossing the border without problems for years to ease the flow of cattle from Mexico. They’d go to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Marked By Prayer And Reflection In West Texas

Alpine, Fort Davis and Marfa marked Memorial Day with prayer and tribute to the men and women who lost their lives from World War 1 through to Afghanistan and Iraq. In Fort Davis, money was raised to support disabled veterans and … Continue reading

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DEA Harassment Dispute Spurs Tensions in West Texas

Law enforcement and some private citizens at the center of a recent raid on a West Texas Hookah Lounge are at an impasse – did federal drug agents assault a woman and search a home without a proper warrant, or … Continue reading

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Update – Marfa Public Radio webstream

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with AT&T, they have informed us that we will be up shortly.

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Lieutenant Governor Runoff Candidates Come to West Texas

Incumbent David Dewhurst has been duking it out with challenger Dan Patrick in an effort to retain his title as Lieutenant Governor of Texas. They’ve traded punches in a series of televised debates and in campaign ads. Last week, they … Continue reading

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